Posted Sep 12, 2017
by Mark

Brothers – Because of the adverse conditions caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Victoria, Corpus Christi, Galveston-Houston, and Beaumont Dioceses, it may be impractical or dangerous for Councils to hold their regularly scheduled monthly business meetings.  Many Council meeting locations have either been destroyed, damaged, made inaccessible or are being used in relief operations. 

For this reason, any Grand Knight in any of the storm affected dioceses who believes that it would be not be safe or it is impractical to hold a regular business meeting should notify his District Deputy or Diocesan Deputy that regular meetings of the Council will be postponed.  The Grand Knight should also notify his District Deputy or Diocesan Deputy when he reasonably believes the Council can begin conducting regular business meetings.  If the location for the Council’s business meeting has been destroyed or will be inaccessible indefinitely, then please work with your pastor and Council members to find a new meeting location.  Notify your members and keep your District Deputy and Diocesan Deputy informed of when and where your Council will resume its regular business meetings. 

In the event a Council decides to temporarily cancel or postpone meetings, Grand Knights are reminded that they may make necessary expenditures of not more than $500 with the approval of at least two—preferably all three—Council Trustees.  Grand Knights making these expenditures are reminded that they need to keep good records showing the need for the expenditure and that at least two Trustees approved the expenditure.  The expenditure will need to be placed in the minutes of the next regularly scheduled Council meeting for review and approval. 

Diocesan Deputies and District Deputies in affected areas are encouraged to check on the meeting status of Councils.  Please report any health, safety, or charitable concerns to your region’s Emergency Response Coordinators. 

This process has been approved by our Worthy State Deputy Douglas Oldmixon.    

Respectfully & Fraternally
Diego J. Peña  
State Advocate
Texas State Council

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